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Martin Luther

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Could you recommend a good read-aloud about the life of Martin Luther? Someone gave us a book about him, but it is more like a textbook, which doesn’t make for interesting read-aloud sessions — for any of us! L.J. Here’s my favorite Martin Luther historical fiction — From Dark to Dawn: A Tale of Martin […]

A Logic Mystery

Monday, August 27th, 2012

by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn of Christian Logic, Copyright 2005. All rights reserved. This article contains a mystery. Your job is to use some critical thinking skills to answer some questions and solve the mystery. This mystery is for children and parents. The Mystery of the Missing Moosechoux At the Bourdoughtoux Cheese Farm they […]

Hates Holding the Pencil

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I have a 10-year-old-boy who has done very little formal academics. He is very creative in nature, devours books (although he didn’t learn to read until age 9), draws continually, has an inventors mind (like his beloved daddy), can recite to you anything he has read from a book, is fascinated by history, but despises […]

Sheriff discharge those men!

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Long ago I found this essay in an old newletter of some sort. From Religious Denominations by Mr. Belcher: In Ray’s Baptist Succession is given a description of the defense of John Walker, Lewis Craig and James Childs, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. On June 4, 1768, they were dragged before the magistrates and indicted as […]

Little single days

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

J.R. Miller Daily Bible Readings in the Life of Christ 1890 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 One reason which our Lord gives against anxiety for the future is that we have nothing to do with the future. God […]

Quantitative WHAT?

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Study logic. Buy The Fallacy Detective.

Contest for Free Books: Short list of books we could not do without — what would you add?

Monday, August 20th, 2012

UPDATE: Here are our winners. All five winners have been contacted by email. Dan T Jaime Renee Julia Anderson Bethany What books are important to have in your own personal library? I’m not referring to curriculum, but to reference books — books you will need no matter which curriculum you use. Here is a short […]

Great Moments in Medicine #2

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Pasteur: The Chemist Who Transformed Medicine painting by Robert A. Thom Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who performed one of the last and most important experiments disproving the theory of spontaneous generation and supporting the germ theory of disease.

My Whole Creed and Duty

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

by J.R. Miller Intimate Letters on Personal Problems 1914 No longer do I call you servants; but I have called you friends! John 15:15 For myself, after all my years of teaching and helping others, and all my experiences as a Christian, my whole creed is summed up into one little sentence, “Christ and I […]

Re-Educating Self?

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I have enjoyed reading your book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. I am wondering what course of study you might suggest for a close-to-50-year-old adult interested in “re-educating” herself using Christian classical education. I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on this. Mrs. K. G. Here are just a few […]

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